Milan expect Pirlo to return next weekend

AC Milan midfielder Andrea Pirlo should return to action in next weekend's league game at Torino after two months out with a thigh problem, coach Carlo Ancelotti told a news conference. "We are improving and will improve even more with Pirlo's reintroduction next week. For me he is the best player in the world in his role and I cannot wait for him to return," said Ancelotti, who had previously hinted that January arrival David Beckham could threaten Pirlo's place. Milan striker Marco Borriello and midfielder Massimo Ambrosini would almost certainly miss Sunday's home game with Chievo through injury, Ancelotti added.